How to choose an anti-slip backing under the carpet (types of materials)

It is difficult to imagine any dwelling without carpets that adorn the interior. But not only this is their functional purpose. In addition, they play a role in increasing the degree of heat and sound insulation. Different materials are used in the production of carpets and floor coverings. Therefore, there is often a problem when the carpet slides on the floor. In this case, it helps to correct the position of the anti-slip substrate.

Criterias of choice

The choice of the substrate under the carpet from slipping is based on several factors. First of all, pay attention to the material. For this purpose, various options are used:

  • acrylic;
  • rubber;
  • silicone;
  • foamed material;
  • rubber thread and stuff.

The next aspect to which attention should be paid is the thickness of the substrate. This fact can not only eliminate slipping, but also improve other properties of the carpet, for example, increase the degree of softness. In the case when the carpet has rather large sizes, it is not necessary to make a substrate for the whole product, it is enough to buy several segments that are evenly distributed under the carpet, and fix the edges, center and corners.

Further, the type of carpet, its dimensions and thickness are evaluated. According to these characteristics, the type of substrate is selected:

  • For small rugs, the dimensions of which do not exceed 1 × 1.5 m, a thin non-slip mesh is selected. It is especially important that the carpet does not slip if it is located in a room with a high degree of terrain.
  • For large carpets, the dimensions of which are 2 × 3 m and more, fit lining from materials of natural origin. Felt lining perfectly cope with its direct task and additionally protects the flooring. In normal cases, a thickness of 0.5 cm is quite enough, but if you want to achieve softness and greater depreciation, you can take 1 cm of thickness, but usually this is unnecessary.
  • In order not to slip a thin carpet product that has a short nap, combined pads are selected. This is usually a combination of felt and rubber. Such products are not only able to prevent bending in the corners, but also to ensure a tight fit over the entire surface. In these cases, the thickness of the pads varies from 0.3 to 0.5 cm.
  • For thick products, a substrate under a carpet whose thickness is 0.6 cm is ideal. It is not recommended to exceed the indicator, since the large thickness of the carpet will interfere with walking due to a significant difference between the floor level and the surface of the floor.

How to mount anti-slip mesh on the carpet

For a greater likelihood of attaching the carpet to the anti-slip grid, you must use additional tools. Usually in this role acts double-sided tape. It must be attached from the inside of the carpet, the mesh is glued on top, then the product is turned over and placed in the space reserved for it.

The size of the substrate

The dimensions of the substrate under the carpet vary, depending on the material from which it is made. Some options need to be selected and placed 1-2 cm shorter around the perimeter than carpet.

Some manufacturers immediately produce paired with a mat corresponding substrate. Therefore, they have a different form:

  • rectangular;
  • square;
  • round;
  • oval and others.

It is not necessary to choose the size of the substrate in accordance with the dimensions of the carpet. Usually it is sold in rolls. Purchased product to the required length. The cost is usually set for 1 m running.

For huge carpets, you have to purchase anti-slip mats for a multi-part carpet. The connection of the parts is done with a special tape. With it, you can securely connect the parts of the substrate.

Antiskid corners for carpets

A good option to eliminate the problem in terms of slip carpet are anti-slip rubberized corners. They are great for products placed in a nursery or on a slippery bathroom floor. In appearance are small triangles that are attached at the corners of the carpet.

Types of substrate

The variety of anti-slip substrates under the carpet to prevent slipping on the floor covering, such as laminate, terracotta and linoleum, is quite large. Substrates are mainly divided by the type of material they are made of. All of them have their own characteristics and nuances in use.


Products from the made foam polyurethane one of demanded options among consumers. Comfortable to use for residential premises. In turn, polyurethane foam litter has several subspecies. Imagine the characteristics of some of them.

Normal foam

The material is made of polyurethane foam, which is made from non-recycled materials. Its density is quite different - from the lowest to the highest. Specifically for the lining under the carpet using foam with a high degree of density.

At the choice of foam rubber initially look narrowly at its technical characteristics. It must be of adequate density and fully comply with the technical characteristics of carpets.

For ordinary foam, the presence of "air pockets". They are able to provide extra softness to the carpet product. But this fact is the reason that the product quickly loses its properties when pressure is applied to it. Therefore, high-density products are used for the substrate.

Secondary foam rubber, or Rebound

Various pieces of foam are used in the production of this material. Such a substrate differs from ordinary foam rubber in the presence of multicolored particles in its structure. It also comes in various densities and thicknesses, so that it can be used for all types of carpet products.


Anti-slip backing under the carpet of spongy type rubber. Mainly used for commercial and public spaces. In living rooms they try not to use them. From rubberized options that can be used in everyday life - a combination of rubber and felt.

Individual use of felt does not reduce the degree of slip. This function is performed by a rubber layer located at the bottom of the gasket.


There are felt anti-slip bedding, which are made from natural and synthetic fibers. Mostly chosen for fairly heavy and thick oriental carpets. Such substrates can create good cushioning, additional heat and sound insulation.


Wool pads help out those consumers who are allergic to other materials. Usually they include products from latex. Natural biological material is not only environmentally friendly, it is able to restore its original structure after compression.

Such substrates are not suitable for users who are allergic to wool.


Anti-slip rubber backing under the carpet - an alternative to PVC models. The material is useful in situations where a lining with a small thickness is required. But the rubber is not able to perform heat and sound insulation, as well as decent depreciation.

Adhesive backing

A very thin substrate, the thickness of which does not exceed 1 mm, is intended for very smooth floors. It has high anti-slip properties. It is able to protect the flooring from various damages, such as the pressure of furniture legs, the appearance of scratches on the seamy side of the carpet.

Impregnated with acrylic glue, by means of which it is attached to the carpet and floor. Well withstand the impact of the wheels on the chairs.

Make a selection of quality material can be in the store Ikea. Adhesive mesh will facilitate and care of the carpet product. The cost of the substrate from Ikea is 189 rubles for 2 running meters.

Adhesive backing with a nap

This product, which is equipped with a nap on both sides and glue impregnation. Its purpose is to use for smooth and textile coatings. It is made of fiberglass, protected by the thinnest plastic film. The substrate is impregnated with acrylic glue. Its thickness is slightly more than the usual adhesive strip and is 2.5-3 mm.

The presence of the pile increases the anti-slip properties and fixation on the products. Such a substrate is great for those places where there is a high degree of permeability.

Carpet linings have many advantages. You can purchase goods in Ikea stores that operate in several districts of Moscow. Also, anti-slip bedding, corners and tape can be purchased at online stores specializing in the sale of carpets.

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